What is Employee Suspension?
An Employee Suspension is a step in the employee disciplinary process. An employee who violates company policy can be temporarily suspended from work for a designated period of time. During a suspension an employer might transfer an employee away from their work area or ban the employee from a work site entirely while the employer conducts a review or investigation. Suspensions can be paid or unpaid depending on the situation as outlined by the employer’s policy.
It is important that a disciplinary policy outline the steps that lead to a suspension, including verbal or written warnings, behaviors for immediate suspension, or the timeframe involved with the suspension. Pending a final review or investigation, a suspension can lead to termination of the employee. Best practice for employee policy is to ensure that any disciplinary practice or termination process adhere to prevailing labor law and code.